L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Eviction Across the Commonwealth – What You Need to Know

August 26, 2021

Kathryn Howell, Ph.D., associate professor in the urban and regional studies and planning program and co-director of the RVA Eviction Lab, is the featured speaker for the upcoming virtual Lunch and Learn. Howell will discuss housing evictions, focusing on mitigation programs and policies that have affected evictions locally and across the commonwealth. The presentation will be followed by a brief session for audience questions.

Jill Gordon, Ph.D., senior associate dean of faculty and academic affairs, will serve as the session moderator, and Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D., will provide opening remarks. The event will be recorded and shared through email and the Wilder School YouTube channel.

Closed captioning through Zoom will be available during the session. For more information, contact Stevan Dozier, director of development and alumni engagement, at doziers2@vcu.edu.

Title: Eviction Across the Commonwealth: What You Need to Know
Date: Wednesday, September 22
Time: 12:00 p.m., noon -1:00 p.m., EST

Register Here.

About the Speaker

Dr. Kathryn Howell is an associate professor in the Wilder School and the co-director of the RVA Eviction Lab. Through her work, she investigates ways to interrupt ongoing patterns of migration, displacement and segregation in cities, specifically forced moves as a result of eviction and gentrification. Her recent book on the preservation of affordable housing in Washington, DC examines the intersection between policies, governance and the built environment and proposes a broad framework for developing a tenant-centered approach to housing stability in changing communities. Dr. Howell was previously a practitioner in local government developing housing and community development policy in Washington, D.C. and Maryland agencies.